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Spend a night at the Field Museum at the 'Dozin' with the Dinos' event

Jennifer Geer

Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History is hosting slumber parties this fall.

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Máximo the TitanosaurPhoto by Lucy Hewett, courtesy of the Field Museum

(CHICAGO) If you've ever watched the Night at the Museum movies and wished you could spend a night at a museum, now is your chance. Families and groups with children aged 6 to 12 can live the dream and "doze with the dinos" this fall.

According to the Field Museum website, guests will get to, "Stay up late with museum scientists and enjoy activities like dissecting owl pellets and learning the steps of Egyptian mummification. Then, switch on your flashlight and explore your favorite exhibitions, including the Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet, like never before. You’ll also have a chance to see some of the Field’s special exhibitions open during your session."

So grab your flashlights and sleeping bags and get ready for your overnight museum adventure.

The details

Location: Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, South Loop, Chicago

Upcoming dates:

  • Saturday, October 28
  • Friday, November 11
  • Friday, January 20
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Inside Ancient EgyptPhoto courtesy of the Field Museum

Standard tickets include a sleeping spot on the Main Level. Upgrade your ticket to Premium, and you can set up your sleeping bag and air mattresses in the Genius Hall of Dinosaurs inside Evolving Planet.

If you decide to buy the "tour" ticket, you will get to sleep in the Genius Hall of the Dinosaurs, plus experience a special behind-the-scenes tour with a Field Museum scientist.

Buy tickets here.

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